This experiential and educational program was created by Dr Rick Hanson, bestselling author of “Hardwiring Happiness” and “Buddha’s Brain”. It is about
building a strong, healthy, and happy brain. We can lower stress, and increase well-being and effectiveness by deliberately cultivating positive states
– such as safety, contentment, connectedness and compassion.
This course will focus on learning a fundamental psychological skill: the conversion of passing beneficial experiences and beneficial mental states - into
lasting underlying neural traits – that can be experienced in a very pragmatic way in our lives and relationships. Statistically significant findings
from a pilot study showed that Positive Neuroplasticity Training increased positive emotions, self-compassion, mindfulness, emotional balance, self-esteem,
gratitude, contentment, and love, and it decreased depression and anxiety.
"Taking in the Good" with Dr. Rick Hanson PH.D
Building a strong, happy and healthy brain!
Perth and Melbourne, 2018
Like any other mental capability, inner strengths (positive states) are supported by structures in the brain. Resilience, positive emotions, compassion,
gratitude, and other inner strengths lower stress, grow well-being and effectiveness, and heal anxiety and depression.
In this workshop you will be learning about and practicing how to transform positive
experiences into lasting states and traits. The workshop will be engaging, inspiring and practical. As well as being motivated by succinct and relevant
scientific information, you will get tools and processes that you can immediately use. We will engage with the material using experiential exercises,
presentations, discussion, home practice, and readings.
Research has shown that people who completed the PNT (Taking in the Good) Course experienced significantly less anxiety and depression, and significantly
greater self-control, savoring, compassion, love, contentment, joy, gratitude, self-esteem, self-compassion, satisfaction with life, and overall happiness.
Rick Hanson is planning two levels of training to commence in January of 2018:
Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) and Professional Training in PNT
3 day and 6 day training
Perth and Melbourne